T. Vijaya Nirmala, A. Devivaraprasad Reddy, E. Karuna Sree, K. Venkata Subbaiah, V. Deepthi, J. Venkata Satish, B. Srinivasulu, J. V. Prasad
A study was conducted in tribal villages of West Godavari district to observe the effect of area specific mineral mixture supplementation on the production performance of dairy animals. Thirty dairy animals were selected randomly from 5 villages of Buttaigudem mandal, West Godavari (A.P.) (Yerrayigudem, Doramamidi, Ravigudem, Reddyganapavaram and Kamaiahkunta) and categorized into two groups of fifteen animals each. The dairy animals in the treatment group were fed with 50 g of area specific mineral mixture daily for 90 days of lactation and control group of 15 animals were not fed any area specific mineral mixture. The analysis of data showed that additional supplementation of area specific mineral mixture has increased the milk yield by 1.08 liter /day (16.64 %) in the treatment group when compared with the control group. The study showed that economic parameters such as gross returns, net returns and B:C ratio were found high in treatment group. Based on this, it is recommended that continuous feeding of area specific mineral mixture has improved the production performance of dairy animals.
Area specific mineral mixture; dairy farmers; milk yield
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T. Vijaya Nirmala, A. Devivaraprasad Reddy, E. Karuna Sree, K. Venkata Subbaiah, V. Deepthi, J. Venkata Satish, B. Srinivasulu, J. V. Prasad. (2022) Effect of Area Specific Mineral Mixture Supplementation on Production Performance of Dairy Animals in West Godavari District of AP. International Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 4, 1-4